14th & U Farmers Market: Eggplant Edition
From Alejandra Owens at One Bite At A Time
Folks, Weather.com tells me we’re going to have a warm, but fairly nice weekend. Low humidity means I can maybe straighten my hair, but what it really means is that we can all head down to the market and not sweat our butts off!
Vote for 14th & U Farmers Market
American Farmland Trust is running a contest of America’s Favorite Farmers Markets, so while I have your attention, go vote for the 14th & U Farmers Market… for providing quality, fresh, local foods for us and making it darn fun while they’re at it.
Cooking with Egglplant
Eggplant is is lookin’ really good out there at the markets, folks. But it’s an intimidating veg… I know, I rarely cook with it.
Here’s a good Eggplant 101 at The Kitchen. In case you need some inspiration, check out Adventures In Shaw’s Baba Ghanoush… Not Derby Pie’s Baked Stuffed Eggplant… and The Bitten Word’s Eggplant Parm for Two.
This Week at the Market
This week there will be plenty to pick up at 14th & U including (but oh so not limited to) honey crisp, gala, ginger gold apples, yellow and white peaches, white nectarines, plums, red and green kale, swiss chard, red and candie onions, green and yellow donut peaches, blackberries (ending soon), sweet corn, tomatoes, mini cantaloupes, watermelons, freshly dug sweet potatoes, red and white potatoes, yellow, white and roma beans, green, purple, yellow, red and hot peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, okra… pork in all its glory, grass fed steaks and burgers, lamb and goat, and free-range eggs… and more.
Yeah, I said eggs. As if we didn’t need another reason to buy fresh and local, the egg recall news just gets more and more icky.
Remember that market has a great Facebook Page with regular updates.